The Congdoan Hotel
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... I didn't pay for dinner.
"Um… yes I'm pretty sure I did. I paid the woman with the long hair five hundred, but I don't know how much she gave me back."
"She gave you three hundred back."
I checked my wallet, but it was all full of small bills and I have no idea which ones are the the change I got last night.
"OK, I honestly don't know, I didn't count it and there's no receipt or anything, so…"
And he turned and walked away. ...
... could dampen our spirits tonight.
A wander along to the night market allowed us to see the range of goods on offer, from normal tat to high-end electronics and other fake designer goods. Claire used her best haggling skills to secure a quintessentially Vietnam t-shirt for me for a mere Ģ1.50 before we successfully navigated ourselves back to the hotel to rest up before our tour of Hanoi's official attractions tomorrow.
Anthony & ...
... is deep fried. I haven't seen this on my trip yet so I didn't think to say "I can't have anything deep fried" when they ask about dietary restrictions. They are a little miffed with me, but I get an awesome replacement meal. The Aussie's are sitting to my left throwing back drink after drink. "Anyone want to go squid fishing", our guide asks. Yup, I have no idea what that entails but count me in. We all head out to the deck. There are 3 poles so 3 people fish ...
... operators, most of them are a copy of the original tour agency bearing the name "Singh Cafe" and itīs practically impossible to find the original one. We also saw a few agencies offering a 1-day tour for USD 19! In our hotel they organized a 1-day tour to Halong Bay for USD 40 per person. We finally spent USD 33 (VND 706,600) in total. Now we are familiar with three different ways of travelling to and around Halong Bay but we wouldn't recommend any. Maybe it's just about bad ...
... Nevertheless, we weren't here for the company either, however, this would not have gone a miss.
As we approached the main bay, we understood the fuss. There are more than 2000 islands in the bay, and we were right in the middle. It was mesmerising. I don't want to try and describe it, I'll just show you:
We grabbed a quick drink, and took ...